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Headhunters of South America

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 125

Scope and Contents

Edward Moffat Weyer, editor of Natural History magazine and an anthropologist, and Harry Tschopik, AMNH ethnologist, are guest anthropologists on this broadcast about two groups of Indians. The Chavante (i.e. Shavante) and Jivaro Indians, who live in the Amazon region of South America, have been the subject of some scrutiny following the recent massacre of five American missionaries by the Auca Indians in Ecuador. Excerpts from Tschopik's film Men of the Montana, Weyer's film on the Chavante people, and Lewis Cotlow's film on the Jivaro Indians are all seen (and were shown previously in broadcasts on January 17, 1954 and April 25, 1954).

Dates

  • 1956

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

General

Original format: 16mm kinescope.

General

Originally aired February 5, 1997 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1139637

General

Charles Collingwood, host; John Cosgrove, director; Charles Romine, producer; Shelby Gordon, assistant producer; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Richard McCracken, writer; Grover Cole, production design.

Title
Headhunters of South America, 1956
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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